James Corden has already welcomed huge stars like Adele, Madonna, and Mariah Carey to his passenger seat for Carpool Karaoke. But even by his lofty standards, the latest installment of his enormously popular Late Late Show bit feels pretty special. This time, Corden is joined by none other than Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney.
McCartney and Corden actually take a drive around the rock icon’s hometown, Liverpool, where the Beatles formed in 1960. During the epic 23-minute segment, the pair visit McCartney’s family home in south Liverpool, 20 Forthlin Road, which is now a protected U.K. National Trust property.
They also swing by the real-life “Penny Lane,” which obviously prompts a rendition of the beloved Beatles hit. Throughout the drive, McCartney points out landmarks from his childhood and adolescence, and even reveals that he and John Lennon used to write songs in the bathroom – “the acoustic chamber”, as he calls it — because their music sounded better there.
But the most emotional moment comes when McCartney reveals that he was inspired to write “‘Let It Be” after a particularly vivid dream about his late mother. Corden tells McCartney it’s “the most beautiful story” he has ever heard.
The segment culminates in a once-in-a-lifetime, impromptu concert at a Liverpool pub. When Corden says to McCartney, “We’re going to give the locals the surprise of their life,” he really isn’t joking. Macca performs “A Hard Day’s Night,” “Love Me Do,” “Back In The U.S.S.R.,” and “Hey Jude,” causing one audience member to burst into tears.
Check out the full segment below.
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